Reports are emerging that an offshore supply vessel has been boarded by pirates, and crewmembers have been taken hostage. The attack is understood to have taken place early on Thursday morning 7 Nm SSW from the OFON oil field at 30 Nm off the coast.
Details are yet to be confirmed, but the vessel name has been stated by sources as being the “Continental 1″. It is understood that 2 speed boats (fiber glass) with 2 outboards engines each carrying 14 gunmen with casual wear (tee shirt) – none of them masked launched the attack. They were lightly armed with AK 47 s.